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Tiger Woods' strong third round keeps him in contention at British Open
Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images (CARNOUSTIE, Scotland) -- A five-under-par third round at The British Open has Tiger Woods in contention at a major for the first time in years.Woods shot a 66 on Saturday, and briefly saw his name sit atop the leaderboard following six birdies in his first 14 holes. He shot his only bogey of the day on 16, falling behind Kevin Kisner at that point.He hadn't played in an Open Championship since 2015, and hadn't led at any point in a major tournament since 2012. Still, after four back surgeries in the last two...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 7/20/18
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEN.Y. Mets 7, N.Y. Yankees 5Miami 6, Tampa Bay 5San Francisco 5, Oakland 1AMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 8, Baltimore 7, 10 InningsBoston 1, Detroit 0Cleveland 9, Texas 8, 11 InningsKansas City 6, Minnesota 5Houston 3, L.A. Angels 1Seattle 3, Chicago White Sox 1NATIONAL LEAGUESt. Louis 18, Chicago Cubs 5Philadelphia 11, San Diego 5Atlanta 8, Washington 5Pittsburgh 12, Cincinnati 1L.A. Dodgers 6, Milwaukee 4Colorado 11, Arizona 10WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONSeattle 78, Connecticut 65Chicago 114, Dallas 99Indiana 78, L.A. Sparks 76Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri apologizes to DeMar DeRozan for 'miscommunication'
CHIARI_VFX/iStock/Thinkstock (TORONTO) -- Toronto Raptors team president Masai Ujiri issued an apology to former player DeMar DeRozan on Friday, saying the shooting guard's frustration over being traded this week was the result of "miscommunication."DeRozan was dealt to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday in a deal that brought former NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard to Toronto. Afterwards, DeRozan posted a story to his Instagram page saying "Be told one thing & the outcome another. Can't trust em. Ain't no loyalty in this game. Sell you out quick for a little bit of nothing . . . Soon you'll understand ....
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NFL and NFLPA agree to put anthem rules on hold for now
33ft/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The National Football League and the NFL Players Association issued a joint statement on Thursday promising not to issue or enforce new rules related to player protests during the national anthem for "the next several weeks."According to the statement, both sides will hold discussions to determine how best to move forward. The league had announced a new anthem policy earlier this offseason that required any player on the field during the anthem to stand and be respectful. That policy would have allowed players who wanted to protest to remain in the locker room during the anthem.The...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 7/19/18
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL LEAGUEChicago Cubs 9, St. Louis 6WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONAtlanta 82, N.Y. Liberty 68Dallas 90, Washington 81Las Vegas 85, Phoenix 82 Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Danica Patrick, Jim Kelly, Parkland coaches and other empowering moments at the ESPYs
ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- Racecar driver Danica Patrick became the first female host of the ESPYs Wednesday night. But that achievement wasn't the only moment that will have people talking tomorrow, later this week -- and even for years to come.The "hero" Parkland coaches, an embattled Hall of Fame football player and 141 sexual abuse survivors all were honored in a very heartfelt, empowering awards show.Here are the top highlights:Danica's big night"It's true the ESPYs have never had a host like me before," she said. "For the last 25 years, the ESPYs have been about celebrating the magic of...
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More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse honored with Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs
ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- More than 140 survivors of abuse at the hands of disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar took the stage and made a statement that could impact countless lives for years at the ESPYs on Wednesday night.Actress Jennifer Garner introduced the brave women and said, "We're about to tell you a story that is difficult to hear."She spoke about when the dream of being an athlete can turn into a nightmare, but said the story needs to be heard, so "it never happens again."Then a powerful video let these young women speak their truth. One after...
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Coaches killed in Parkland school shooting remembered at 2018 ESPYs
Coaches killed in Parkland school shooting remembered at 2018 ESPYs
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Jim Kelly honored with Jimmy V Award at 2018 ESPYs
ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who led the Buffalo Bills to four straight Super Bowls in the 1990s, was honored Wednesday night at the ESPYs with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance.Kelly has embodied the spirit behind the award in recent years, battling cancer multiple times, dating back to 2013.A heartfelt video chronicled Kelly's life from football to retirement to the life and loss of his "hero," his son, Hunter, who died in 2005 at just 8 years old after suffering from Krabbe Disease, a degenerative disorder that affects the nervous system.Then came cancer."I...
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MLB All-Star Josh Hader will be required to undergo sensitivity training after racist tweets resurface
Patrick Smith/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to undergo sensitivity training after a number of offensive tweets he wrote before he was drafted recently resurfaced, Major League Baseball said in a statement.Hader, 24, tweeted various racist, misogynist and homophobic tweets in 2011 and 2012. All of the tweets circulating online appear to have come before he was drafted to the majors in June 2012, and Hader was 17 and 18 years old at the time he wrote many of the tweets.MLB has described the tweets as "highly offensive and hurtful language.""During last night's game...
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